On December 1, it was reported that negotiations between representatives of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation and Turkey on the establishment of a Joint center in Karabakh were completed. A corresponding agreement on the military presence has been signed. During the period of the latest escalation of the conflict, the Turkish President and the foreign Minister of this state have repeatedly stated that the Turkish military will appear in the region, and that it will be about an “equal Russian-Turkish mission”. But the international community was skeptical of these statements.
Thus, the construction of the monitoring Center for monitoring the ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh, which is located on the territory of Azerbaijan, is currently underway.
At the moment, according to Turkish defense Minister Hulusi Akar, there are 60 Turkish military personnel in the Center. It is emphasized that all the required agreements on the construction of the center have already been reached, and now the parties are working on a number of issues related to the construction.
However, Russian-Turkish cooperation may be hindered by our European neighbors and Western States, which regularly make statements about the need for early stabilization of the situation and strengthening of peace in Nagorno-Karabakh.
On the one hand, such statements do not translate into real actions, but it still seems that some Western powers are willing to take part in the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Interference of other parties in the activities on the territory of the NKR cannot be allowed, as this may interfere with the joint activities of the Russian and Turkish contingents.
Earlier, the Russian side stated that it is ready to cooperate with Turkey if Ankara does not violate the agreements and send troops to the territory of the NKR. At the moment, the agreements are being observed, no violations have been recorded: the Russian contingent operates in Karabakh, the Turkish one-on the territory of Azerbaijan.
The above suggests that Russia and Turkey are able to act together without contradicting their goals and without violating the agreements. And cooperation between the two countries can lead to an early stabilization of the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh and the territories closest to it: this can be noticed by the results of the activities of the peacekeeping contingent of the armed forces of the Russian Federation.